3 bedroom detached house for saleBoyton, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15
- Grade II Listed character residence.
- Having been sympathetically extended.
- Two reception rooms and three bedrooms.
- Annexe which could be used to generate income.
- Detached two storey barn with planning permission, stables, workshop and garaging.
- Well-manicured gardens and grounds amounting to 5.5 acres.
- Commanding rural views and no forward chain.
This fine country residence known as Tala Park has something for everyone. Being Grade II Listed and awash with character and charm it has been well looked after and loved by our clients who have been in residence for around 21 years. A number of extensions have been added sympathetically to increase the space and flexibility of the property as well as a number of general improvements undertaken. The previous owner re-roofed the house and barns. The adjacent cosy and comfortable one bedroom single storey annexe makes it ideal for multi-generational families or those who would like to derive an income by way of letting. An additional two storey barn is part converted and has planning permission in perpetuity for a second holiday let. Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the two loose boxes and the 5.5 acres of grounds. A further range of outbuildings will be found along with well-manicured gardens. Close to the thriving community of Boyton it will no doubt be of interest to many and therefore an internal viewing is highly recommended.
The following is a quotation from the home owners:
"We have been very happy here for 21 years. The house is warm and welcoming and the location is lovely, south facing, with the land wrapped around it gives much privacy and space without isolation as the village is only a short walk. Visitors and family have been delighted to stay and enjoy the beautiful views towards the moors and the wildlife. It has been a good environment for creativity and country pursuits, using the studio for music and art, keeping animals, growing vegetables, DIY in the workshop and using the hedgerow trees for fuel for the wood burner. Retirement now beckons with our children grown up but we will take many happy memories with us."
Beyond the attractive stone, slate and rendered exterior sitting under a traditional Delabole rag slated roof, lies the accommodation in the main house. Access to the property can be granted either through the garden room or the large utility room which incorporates part of the two storey extension that was added a number of years ago. Within the light and airy triple aspect utility room is a shower room/WC which is convenient when spending plenty of time outside. The long kitchen/dining room is fitted with a range of wall and base cupboards with display shelving and has roll top work surfaces. The room features an oil fired Rayburn which supplies both the central heating and domestic hot water systems. Included in the sale is a hob which is fired by bottled gas, a dishwasher and a single electric oven. There is modern lighting and a slate floor. The dining area has a tiled floor and room for an oval table. Moving through the main sitting room is a good size and is dominated by the feature stone inglenook fireplace which has a most impressive stone surround with a "Bressumer" beam and inset a clome oven and slate hearth on which stands a multi fuel burner. The room has a rustic slate floor and like much of the house has a beamed ceiling and a window seat. The study/snug could be used as a formal dining room if so required and has a period cast iron fireplace with a feature tiled insert and like the lounge a wonderful outlook over the gardens and view. To maximise on the extensive views our clients erected the previously mentioned garden room which is a lovely position in which to sit and have a drink or read the paper and enjoy the pleasant aspect. There is a stable door providing immediate access to the garden and the attractive paved patio which is ideal for "alfresco" dining during the warmer months.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms. All the bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a double bed with the master bedroom being dual aspect with an extensive range of built-in wardrobes and eaves storage. Bedroom two has the advantage of access to the "apple room" which is an into eaves storage area. Completing this level is the family bathroom/WC which has a modern three piece suite with a shower over the panelled bath. This fine residence has many modern comforts such as oil fired central heating which was added a few years ago. Ensuring its sustainability and convenience it also uses other sources of energy to include electric, wood, coal and bottled gas.
Approximately 15 years ago when the two storey extension was added the adjacent outbuilding (reputed to have been a Forge) was converted to create a very comfortable single storey annexe. It has been used in the past for both long term and holiday lets and is an ideal space for overspill family and guest accommodation. It has everything one needs and has an open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen which has a kitchen area equipped with an electric oven, gas hob and extractor. There is a double bedroom and a shower room/WC. It is a most attractive building and it is clear to see how it would appeal to a holiday guest. As part of the same application, consent was also granted to convert the detached barn known as "Sparrow Barn" into a two bedroom holiday let with reversed accommodation. (Please note that Sparrow Barn is not a listed building). This now has planning consent in perpetuity and some work has been done on the first floor to create what is used today as a studio for art and music. Again this adds to the appeal and offers potential for a purchaser to derive more income.
The setting of Tala Park is truly wonderful and appreciated the minute you enter through the private gates and onto the sweeping driveway. The property has no immediate neighbours and stands aloft Tala Water (a tributary of the river Tamar) with its valley basin and the beautiful surrounding countryside with an outlook towards the peaks of Bodmin Moor. The gardens are a feature and well-manicured and a credit to the owners. Featuring many large shrubs, bushes and perennials there is an orchard area at the top well stocked with fruit trees to including pear, apple, damson and walnut. For the productive gardener the cultivated vegetable area with a large raised bed will be of interest.
There are a number of outbuildings with the property. Adjacent to the driveway is an open fronted double garage with at the side two good sized loose boxes with rubber matting. In addition a large workshop found beyond has power and light and again is ideal for those who are practically minded or who need plenty of storage.
The total plot of the property including the gardens extend to some 5.5 acres with two large paddocks found immediately backing on to the gardens and driveway. Each paddock has its own gated access through Tala Park, with a further licence granted to access the council road through a neighbour's field. There is sufficient space to create direct road access. The run of pasture is relatively well drained and the fields are enclosed by a mixture of both natural and wire fenced hedging. It would be considered suitable for those with horses or livestock and provides great security for the view and general amenity.
The property is situated on the edge of the village of Boyton just 6 miles North of Launceston. Boyton itself has a range of amenities including a County Primary School, Chapel and Parish Church. Located two miles away is the renowned thatched Countryman Public House/Restaurant. Launceston Town itself offers a range of shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities and lies adjacent to the A30 trunk road giving access to Truro and West Cornwall in one direction and Exeter and beyond in the opposite direction.
Towns within reach include the market town of Holsworthy, which is approximately 10 miles away, and the Cornish towns of Launceston (approximately 5.7 miles) and the coastal resort of Bude which is approximately 13 miles distant. The extensive beach at Widemouth Bay is the nearest, at approximately 12 miles. All towns have excellent shopping, schooling recreational and commercial facilities. Bude is a well-known surfing destination and has lovely cliff top walks and sandy beaches. Launceston lies alongside the A30 dual carriageway and therefore has easy links to Truro and west Cornwall in one direction and Exeter and beyond in the opposite direction. The continental ferry port and city of Plymouth is 31.2 miles distant and has more extensive facilities and cross channel ferry services to both France and Spain. The cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 46.5 miles away and has further facilities and excellent transport links via the M5 motorway, main line rail services to London (Paddington) where fast journeys take on average 2.5 hours. The city also hosts an international airport with regular charter flights within Europe.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed down the A388 (St Thomas Road). Upon reaching the roundabout at Newport continue straight ahead up St Stephens Hill continuing through St Stephens along the B3254 towards Bude. Continue through Yeolmbridge and a further half mile until reaching Ladycross. Take the second right hand turning at Ladycross signposted towards Boyton. Enter the village of Boyton and proceed passing the first right hand turning. Continue for a short distance and take the first left hand turning. If you proceed down the hill Tala Park is the first property on the left hand side.
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